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Operation Disabled Vote: Millions have power to change politics

Operation Disabled Vote: Millions have power to change politics | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Real Britain columnist Ros Wynne-Jones says the mass registration of voters could see political parties take steps to improve the lot of disabled people
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Bedroom Tax debate: Recap as Labour pushed for hated policy to be axed

Bedroom Tax debate: Recap as Labour pushed for hated policy to be axed | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour lost the vote after failing to secure Lid Dem support and Iain Duncan Smith sparked outrage as he laughed during the debate
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The low levels that Ashton Jobcentre will go to to sanction people.

The low levels that Ashton Jobcentre will go to to sanction people. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
23 week pregnant woman sanctioned. The above woman (wearing costume so the Jobcentre staff don't recognise her) was sanctioned when 23 weeks pregnant. The reason you may ask.... for attending a wor...
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Rightmove announce the Wrongnews if they want to be George’s best friend

Rightmove has, according to the Guardian, just announced the sort of news George Osborne will not want to hear. A report says:
The average asking price of a home in London has tumbled by more than £30,000 over the past month, figures from property website Rightmove showed on Monday, with new...
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IDS fit for work 'projections' in tatters..... | ilegal

IDS fit for work 'projections' in tatters..... | ilegal | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
IDS's 'fit for work' projections in tatters Sickness benefits claimants were not 'faking it' Figures released today by the Department of Works & Pensions reveal that 93% of long term
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Supreme Court case into homeless 'vulnerability test' begins | News | Inside Housing

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Benefit claimants 'forced out of central London' | News | Inside Housing

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Osborne has failed to publish the new Charter for Budget Responsibility that he promised.

Osborne has failed to publish the new Charter for Budget Responsibility that he promised. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
  Last autumn, the Tories cynically vetoed Ed Balls's plan to allow the Office for Budget Responsibility to audit Labour's manifesto. Ed Ball's said: "In tough times it's even more important t...
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Zero-hours workers 'earn less'

Zero-hours workers 'earn less' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Workers on zero-hours contracts earn nearly £300 a week less than permanent employees, according to a new report.
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Leonard Waks's curator insight, December 15, 3:00 PM

Another study showing how poorly contingent workers fare.

 

Contingent workers get fewer paid hours and much lower benefits. 

Firms want to hire only those capabilities they want for their most efficient uses, and only for those precise hours when they need them. 

 

The Internet makes it possible for firms to find workers for contingent work 'gigs' without bearing high transaction costs. As a result, the motivation for firms to employ workers in 'regular-hours' employment has been destroyed.  So there is a dramatic shift to contingent work at every level of the occupational spectrum. 


This situation works well for the few workers with highly adaptive and high demand skills, who can sell their highest value skills to the highest bidder hour after hour. The Internet also makes it possible for them to make themselves visible to employers with immediate demands. For the rest of the workforce, this is a very bad deal. 


Do not count on the capitalist economy to generate more 'regular-hours' jobs. Instead, we need both direct labor action and legislation to stem the rising tide of inequality.









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Revealed: how the wealth gap holds back economic growth

Revealed: how the wealth gap holds back economic growth | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
OECD report rejects trickle-down economics, noting ‘sizeable and statistically negative impact’ of income inequality
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As Hunger Soars Iain Duncan Smith Is Still Hiding The Existence Of Emergency Benefit Delay Loans

As Hunger Soars Iain Duncan Smith Is Still Hiding The Existence Of Emergency Benefit Delay Loans | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Following last week's food banks report, which found delays in processing benefits are one of the key reasons for growing hunger in the UK, Iain Duncan Smith said to Parliament: "Today I have annou...
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On the subject of the useless work skills courses JSA claimants must attend...

On the subject of the useless work skills courses JSA claimants must attend... | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As readers of this site will know, I've been chasing the DWP for details of the useless "work skills" and "employability skills" courses that JSA claimants must attend on the threat of sanctions......
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Child benefit may be limited to two children, says UK minister

Child benefit may be limited to two children, says UK minister | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith hints that move ‘to help behavioural change’ is being considered despite fears it could alienate parents
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Living with mental illness is tough for an adult. But what about their child?

Living with mental illness is tough for an adult. But what about their child? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
They cannot cure the condition of their parent, but the Kidstime Foundation – one of this year’s Christmas appeal charities – can help a child to understand it.
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Bedroom Tax debate: Live updates as Labour push for hated policy to be axed

Bedroom Tax debate: Live updates as Labour push for hated policy to be axed | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Lib Dems are set to duck the chance to scrap the Bedroom Tax, despite Nick Clegg saying he opposes the policy
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Britain set for worst winter in 200 years and repeat of 1963 Big Freeze

Britain set for worst winter in 200 years and repeat of 1963 Big Freeze | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Weather expert warns Arctic blast could bring five feet of snow and -15C temperatures
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DWP urged to publish inquiries on benefit claimant suicides

DWP urged to publish inquiries on benefit claimant suicides | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Department has carried out 60 internal reviews following deaths, and campaigners say those cases likely to be tip of the iceberg
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More Tory corruption as they sneak through legislative changes to give them more cash (#UK #Politics #UK #Law)

More Tory corruption as they sneak through legislative changes to give them more cash (#UK #Politics #UK #Law) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron has yet again proven himself to be totally unsuitable in any position of power. In the latest tactic, Cameron and his cronies have misused the legislative process to increase the amou...
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Benefits cap getting 'more to work'

Benefits cap getting 'more to work' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The government's cap on benefits is providing an incentive for people who are affected to find work, new research suggests.
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Benefit claimants 'forced out of central London' | News | Inside Housing

Benefit claimants 'forced out of central London' | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Disabled daughter's flesh ROTTED away after mum chained her to toilet for a year

Disabled daughter's flesh ROTTED away after mum chained her to toilet for a year | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Shocked police said Aneta Pokorskia "looked like she had been in a death camp" when she was found starving and freezing in a barn
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Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: Just because I'm a Hypocrite, doesn't make Me Wrong

Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: Just because I'm a Hypocrite, doesn't make Me Wrong | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Short-term benefit advances: tools for advisers | Child Poverty Action Group

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George Osborne has failed to publish the new Charter for Budget Responsibility that he promised - Chris Leslie

Chris Leslie MP, Labour’s shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, commenting on George Osborne’s failure to publish as he promised a new Charter for Budget Responsibility in the week following the...
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The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying….

The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying…. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
'The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born'― Antonio Gramsci, Selections from the Prison Notebooks of Antonio Gramsci  Capitalism is in its dying da...
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Tories accused of ‘trying to buy election’ with 23% hike to campaign spending

Tories accused of ‘trying to buy election’ with 23% hike to campaign spending | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Huge increase quietly slipped through despite Electoral Commission objections over ‘undue influence’
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